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Professionals Regulation Lawyer

Further Information:
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) is the independent regulator for pharmacy in Great Britain and aims to protect and promote the interests of those who use pharmacy services.  The GPhC is looking to recruit the right Lawyer to join its Professionals Regulation (Fitness to Practise) Team.

This is an exciting opportunity to make a positive contribution to a dynamic, forward-thinking and successful team. As well as delivering high quality oral and written advocacy, you will provide support, guidance and advice to team members about fitness to practise cases and broader regulatory issues. The role, although primarily focussed on advocacy and case presentation within the GPhC’s fitness to practise process, is varied - our lawyers have recently appeared in Magistrates Courts, County Courts, as well as having defended High Court appeals, responded to Court of Appeal appeals, Judicial Review applications contributed to Supreme Court appeals.

Gaining unique professional regulatory experience, this role goes beyond the normal scope required of a regulatory advocate.  In addition to the usual fitness to practise matters, recent investigations have involved issues about EU law, the Information Commissioner, whistleblowing and covert surveillance.  Our lawyers are expected to contribute to (and, where appropriate, lead) wider GPhC initiatives and projects, have a strong team ethos and work collaboratively with GPhC Inspectors.

Working in a fast-paced environment, you will be responsible for managing a case load proactively and progressing cases efficiently, effectively, on time and to the highest standards.  As a GPhC advocate you will regularly present complex regulatory cases before various fitness to practise hearings in our dedicated hearings suite, and before the criminal and civil courts.  You will need to balance your attendance before tribunals/in Court with written work, case conferences and investigations advice - the successful candidate will be able, autonomously, to juggle multiple priorities and pressures.  We operate a ‘get it right first time’ approach, aim to challenge existing assumptions and work innovatively. 

A qualified solicitor or barrister, you’ll have a strong track record of tribunal advocacy. You will have experience of successfully managing your own caseload, plus have a high level of skill and experience in both case investigation and the construction of cases for hearings.  The ability to assimilate, understand and interpret complex caselaw and legislation allied to a strong work, team and customer focussed ethic will be vital to your success. You should be able to demonstrate up to date knowledge of current developments in the professional regulatory field.

You can expect a rewarding, challenging but, importantly, balanced work environment plus an excellent benefits package that includes 30 days holiday (plus bank holidays), access to the NHS pension (subject to a qualifying period), subsidised gym membership, subsidised canteen and access to private healthcare.

If you have the required experience, skills and positive attitude and would like to join us, please send your CV and covering letter explaining your suitability for this role, as well the Employment Declaration Form for this post, to: jobs@pharmacyregulation.org

We value the diversity of our workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The closing date for this role is midnight on Sunday 4 September.

Deadline for Application: Midnight Sunday 4 September
Interview Date:

Monitoring and Concerns Officer

Further Information:

We are the independent regulator for pharmacy in Great Britain. Our remit is to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of people who use pharmacy services, by upholding standards and maintaining public trust in these services in England, Scotland and Wales. We register pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy premises.

 

We are currently seeking to appoint a dedicated and highly organised person to work as part of the team responsible for receiving concerns regarding fitness to practise and public safety as well as monitoring registrants that are subject to fitness to practise restrictions. This is a key role and an excellent career and development opportunity.

 

You will act as a decision maker determining whether concerns received are either closed at the point of receipt or allocated for investigation by GPhC Inspectors or Caseworkers, as well as ensuring that they are dealt with according to priority. You will also be responsible for the collection and collation of evidence where registrants are subject to fitness to practise restrictions and for making decisions as to whether there has been a breach of any restriction.

 

You should be able to demonstrate an ability to work on your own initiative and manage your workload, even when there are competing deadlines and priorities.

 

You will have superior attention to detail, an ability to work to tight deadlines and to make and document quick, reasoned and robust decisions, all whilst keeping accurate records of decisions made and other work undertaken.

 

You will be able to demonstrate an ability to adapt to change and changing working practices, manage successfully large volumes of cases and correspondence and have ideally experience in a regulatory or similar investigative environment. As you will be liaising frequently with members of the public as well as legal professionals and other stakeholders your written and verbal communication skills will be excellent.

 

In return for your dedication and commitment, you can expect a rewarding and supportive work environment that focuses on developing people as well as an excellent benefits package that includes 30 days’ holiday and access to the NHS pension scheme.

 

If you feel you have the required experience and skills and would like to join us, please send your CV and covering letter (no more than 2 A4 pages) explaining your suitability for this role and addressing the criteria in our person specification, as well the employment declaration form for this post, to: jobs@pharmacyregulation.org

 

We value the diversity of our workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

 

The closing date for this role is midnight on Tuesday 30 August.  Interviews will be held in the week beginning 12 September.

 

Deadline for Application: Midnight Tuesday 30 August
Interview Date: Week commencing 12 September